think about this week 5 Things to Do in Sauk Valley as a sampler. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Has St. Patrick’s Day sparked your interest in more Irish music? knew. Or would you rather blow the whistle while shopping in central Stirling? It is also possible to do this. Want more? There will be Mennonite songs, a panel discussion on farming, and a chance to find some antique treasures.
1 The Voice of Ireland. The Steam Quartet will perform traditional music from the international acoustic community at Rendezvous Arts Show on Thursday March 23rd at 5:30pm, Dixon Stage Left, 306 W First St, Dixon. Members include Katie Grennan on violin, John Williams on accordion, Steve Morrow on bodhran and Jeff Lindblade on guitar. Printmaking visual artist Benjamin Calvert will create original compositions during the performance. Tickets are $30.
2 downtown shopping. The Spring Sip and Shop on Sterling Main Street will be held in downtown Sterling on Thursday, March 23 at 5pm. The evening begins at the Sterling Main Street offices in the Sanborn Building at 15 East 3rd Street, where shoppers can pick up sample cups and tickets, tasting guides to participating locations, and other goodies. 7:45 Appetizers and entry prizes will be served in the Champs Ballroom. $30 for sipping tickets (must be 21 people), $10 for designated driver.
3 Treasures of the past. The Antique Show and Antique Market will be held Saturday, March 25, 9am-5pm and Sunday, March 26, 10am-30pm at the Blackhawk Center, 1101 West Jefferson Street, Oregon. More than 40 dealers on hand. Provide valuation services. Admission is $6.
4 The future of agriculture. “Farm Living, Feeding the World, and Farmers of the Future,” a panel discussion at the Whiteside Forum, will begin Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison Street, Morrison. On Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m., the panel included Sauk Valley Community College agriculture professors Kevin Larsen and Michael Selover, dairy farmer Ron Lawfer, Whiteside County Farm Bureau Director Don Temple, and USDA’s Rachel Eissens.
5 Singing voice improved. A cappella will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Loveland Community Building, 513 W 2nd Street, Dixon. Events at Little Prairie Mennonite Church are free.
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